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Welcome to WTC Wharf – Melbourne’s newest meeting place and addition to the World Trade Centre. An exciting lifestyle and dining complex, WTC Wharf brings to Melbourne a true waterfront dining experience, right in the CBD.
As the CBD’s only privately owned absolute river frontage, the owners, Asset1 WTC, have worked closely with Melbourne City Council and the state government to ensure full public access to the site that is WTC Wharf.
The former World Trade Centre, designed and constructed through the Port of Melbourne Authority in the early 1980′s, did not focus on its river frontage. The vast internal spaces of the building for commerce were seen as more important. When Asset1 WTC acquired what is one of Melbourne’s largest commercial complex five years ago, it engaged leading architects and restaurant/retail specialist to not only completely rethink the four towers and their interlinking internal spaces, but importantly to effectively turn the building to fully embrace its unique water frontage and ensure public accessibility. The result of that work is evident today with one hundred and eighty metres of river frontage encompassing restaurants and bars as well as an events centre on the elevated open concourse.
The striking red facade gives the building an innovative, highly visible identity, whilst the recycled timber finishes across the waterfront are reminiscent of the earlier history of the site. The public facilities of the World Trade Centre are now branded WTC Wharf, in honour of the initial Australia Wharf that stood on this exact site.
An internal mall within the World Trade Centre complex offers daily dining options for the 3000 office workers and week day visitors to the World Trade Centre. For professionals and visitors, alfresco dining is the order of the day with gourmet sandwiches and sushi on offer. It wouldn’t be Melbourne without coffee and WTC Wharf is the place to sip a long black by the river.
The WTC Wharf waterfront boasts 180° views along the Yarra River and the beautiful Melbourne cityscape.
The Wharf Hotel enjoys the unique combination of a friendly local pub with stunning river views and waterfront ambience.
Kobe Jones & Riverside Teppanyaki combines modern Japanese cuisine with a Californian Twist. It also hosts the largest teppanyaki table in Australia – accommodating 48 guests at any given time.
Rivers Edge Events delights with exquisite sweeping views of the Yarra River and city skyline. In tones of slate, charcoal, silver and white it’s a sophisticated and minimalist approach to any event.
Byblos takes Mediterranean cuisines and combines with lavish surrounds and work class drink selection
Housing a river wharf, visitors to WTC Wharf will be able to access this new dining precinct directly from the cruise boats, water taxis and even private vessels. With more than one thousand car parks in the precinct and Southern Cross station, together with two tram routes on the doorstep, it is easy to see that WTC Wharf is Melbourne’s meeting place.